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Below is our complete Lickgoldensky news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Javelina Announces US Tour

Philadelphia’s JAVELINA will be embarking on a tour in May in support of their self-titled Translation Loss debut, which is getting rave reviews from the likes of Decibel Magazine, Revolver, Metal Maniacs and countless more.

JAVELINA (pronounced ha-va-lE-na) started crafting their massive sound in October of 2005. Formed by ex-members of Philadelphia bands Lickgoldensky, SMUT and Otophobia/Endless Nightmare they spent over a year honing their sound before playing their first show. JAVELINA’s sound embodies the massive sludgy nature of Buzzoven and Eyehategod with the raw punk intensity of His Hero Is Gone and the straightforward nature of High On Fire all wrapped up into one.

04/18/2008 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA w/Disfear, Parasytic, Dissystema
04/19/2008 Khyber Pass - Philadelphia, PA w/The Claw, Hatchetface
05/07/2008 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/The Plastered Bastards
05/08/2008 Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH w/Rue, If He Dies He Dies
05/10/2008 Ronny's Bar - Chicago, IL w/Raise The Red Lantern
05/11/2008 The Haunted Kitchen - Lawrence, KS w/Samothrace
05/12/2008 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
05/13/2008 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR w/Power Bastard
05/14/2008 The Cavern - Dallas, TX w/The Dead See, Vorvadoss
05/15/2008 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/The Dead See, Lions of Tsavo
05/17/2008 The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/Withered
05/18/2008 Hell - Chapel Hill, NC w/Tooth, Horsefang
05/19/2008 NARA Sushi - Richmond, VA w/Tooth, Lord By Fire, Inter Arma

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Translation Loss To Release Zodiak Debut

Zodiak, featuring members of Rosetta, ex-Lickgoldensky, Balboa, and Javelina have finished recording their debut album, "Sermons." The effort is to be mastered in the coming weeks and was recorded over the course of the past three years by the band’s guitarist, Mick Mullin at Super 8 Studios (High on Fire, Total Fucking Destruction).

"Sermons" consists of eight tracks that were mostly created out of improvised jams, though according to the band a large portion of the material came out more structured sounding then originally planned. An early-2008 release via Translation Loss Records is expected, but in the meantime, you can preview the track "Excavate" from the band's Translation Loss debut.

The band also plans on performing a few select dates throughout the course of next year.

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Javelina Signs To Translation Loss Records

Translation Loss Records has announced the signing of Philadelphia’s doom/sludge masters Javelina.

Javelina (pronounced ha-va-lE-na) started crafting their massive sound in October of 2005. Formed by ex-members of Philadelphia bands Lickgoldensky, SMUT and Otophobia/Endless Nightmare, they spent over a year crafting their sound before playing their first show. Javelina's sound embodies the massive sludgy nature of Buzzoven and Eyehategod with the raw punk intensity of His Hero Is Gone and the straightforward nature of High On Fire all wrapped up into one. Javelina will continue to write, record, and tour until they have nothing left to give.

You can hear demo versions of two songs from their upcoming Translation Loss debut due out in early 2008 on the band's MySpace page.

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Pusher Calls It Quits

Louisville, KY band Pusher has disbanded for unspecified reasons. The group featured former Breather Resist singer Steve Sindoni in addition to ex-Lickgoldensky drummer Eric McManus.

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Breather Resist Becomes Young Widows

Breather Resist has essentially been put to bed and members of the band have started a new project called Young Widows. According to the band, "After recording we decided it would be unfair to keep the name Breather Resist due to the fact that the stuff we have written now is not Breather Resist... it's something else... You follow? So we have left the name behind and are now, Young Widows." The group has posted unmastered material from their upcoming Jade Tree Records release online.

In related news, former Breather Resist vocalist Steve Sindoni has started a band called Pusher. The band also features former Lickgoldensky drummer Eric McManus and will enter the studio with Chris Owens (of Lords) next month.

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Matamoros Form From Anodyne, Lickgoldensky, etc.

Late last year Mike Hill (Anodyne) and Jamie Getz (Lickgoldensky) began playing together. Now, rounded out by Hot Cross drummer Greg Drudy and christened Matamoros, the group has recorded some new material (see below). The band continues to solidify new material in preparation for some shows.

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Lickgoldensky Complete New Album

Last week in New York City, Lickgoldensky finished mastering their Level Plane Records debut. The full-length was recorded by Josh Jakubowski (of Hot Cross) and Andrew Visalia and will hit stores on May 24th. Lambgoat has posted an MP3 from the new album here, so check it out. In related news, the group will soon be looking for a new bassist to replace departed member Herb Jowett, though Josh from Hot Cross will be filling in during their upcoming tour.

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